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Probation for man who was abusive to paramedics

41-year-old told one emergency worker: "I'm going to kill you"

A Douglas man has been ordered to work with the probation service after being abusive and threatening towards two paramedics.

David Samuel Anderson, of Head Road, made the emergency workers fear they were at risk of violence on 21 February.

They’d been called to assist the 41-year-old after he was found ‘acting in a bizarre manner’ at 1.30pm in Regent Street; when they arrived they found him slumped and ‘unconscious’ in a restaurant.

Anderson became aggressive and swore at the paramedics, clenching his fists and telling one: “I’m going to kill you.”  

At Douglas Courthouse he admitted the public order offence with the prosecutor telling the court: “Clearly the paramedics were there to assist you – they didn’t deserve to be treated in that way.”

Anderson’s advocate said his client was intoxicated, had fallen asleep and didn’t remember what had happened adding: “Clearly this is a very regrettable incident.”

A probation officer told the court: “He did acknowledge that his behaviour was appalling to say the least,” adding he’d been in a ‘bad place emotionally’ at the time.

Imposing a 12-month probation order, and ordering him to pay prosecution costs of £125, High Bailiff Jayne Hughes also handed Anderson a six-month licensing ban which prohibits him from purchasing alcohol.  

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